Tag Archive: Leadership Development

Leadership Derailers: Self-Reliance

Two-year olds exclaim, “I’ll do it by myself.” But everything leaders hope to accomplish will eventually be done by others. Merriam Webster defines self-reliance simply as, “reliance on one’s own efforts and abilities.”… Continue reading

Leadership Derailers: Fatigue as a Badge of Honor

Leadership is challenging. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be. Ego confuses fatigue with importance. If you aren’t tired and stressed, you must not be important! Leadership derailers: fatigue as a… Continue reading

How the CEO of Whole Foods Bought Gossamer Gear

I don’t care for the idea of luck. I prefer Ralph Waldo Emerson’s approach, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” But a recent conversation with the founder… Continue reading

How to Show Up as Your Best Self Today

Leaders are too concerned about doing everything right. Focus on showing up as your best self if you aspire to do things right. Justifications for worst-self leadership: #1. Burning hair. You can’t bring… Continue reading

Where Talent Thrives or Dies – How to Build Effective Teams

Poorly run teams are where talent goes to die. Talent thrives on effective teams. Talent dies where jerk-holes thrive. Where talent thrives: There’s more to success than meeting the numbers. You get what… Continue reading

5 Ways to Lead with a Big Heart

I’ve always admired leaders who handle heavy responsibility with heart. Some leaders put on masks and lose themselves to the expectation of others. But leaders with heart bear the load of responsibility with… Continue reading